Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Etiquette

Hi everyone, Katie here.

So I'm told that today is Thanksgiving. In honor of this holiday, I'd like to draw your attention to what I consider to be the must-have of etiquette bibles, 'Miss Manners Guide To Excruciatingly Correct Cat Behavior.' Judith Martin and I go way back. At her request, I consulted with her on this very special edition of her now famous etiquette guide for modern cats in a modern world.

Judy has a cheeky sense of humor and likes to throw in little stories and pictures. In the Thanksgiving chapter there is talk of things like roasted turkey, pumpkin pie and which fork Aunt Candy mistakenly used for pickles. She has a great how-to section on making sparkling dinner conversation and chewing with your mouth closed. There's even a full page spread devoted to carving the turkey and how to know when it's time to put down the carving knife and pull out the claws. She describes an unfortunate accident when Uncle Casey, a clumsy Main Coon, catapulted the cooked bird out the sliding glass door while trying to carve it with his unusually large and misshapen claws.


There is even a very special chapter devoted to being kind to your neighbors, even if they are dogs wearing headdresses.


Unbeknownst to me, Judy decided to throw in a couple of costume ideas. This is HER idea of cheeky. Mind you I did NOT pose for these photographs. I wouldn't be caught DEAD in a pilgrim outfit. Even though it IS a true fashion classic in black & white. Come on... an apron and A BONNET for crying out loud!? I don't think so.

But there was nothing in the guide about why this holiday is called "Thanks" giving. Glogirly says it's a time for us to reflect on the people and things in our life we are grateful for. She says though that "things" aren't supposed to be "stuff." You know, like a fast car or a 24 count case of catnip mice. Instead, "things" are like a place to call home, a healthy mind and body, enough food to never be hungry and plenty of love and friendship. This may be HER idea of "things" but I'm telling you, I've never seen any of them at Target or on Ebay. She also says that it would be really nice if I thought about what I'm thankful for. She says I have to list three things. Since when does Thanksgiving require homework?

So I guess this "Thanks" giving list thing is going to require a little out-of-the-box (not litter) thinking on my part. So here goes.

I am thankful for:

My super nice and good looking (can I say that?) blogging friends for leaving me comments of love, laughs and support.

My girl, Glogirly, for attending to my food and poop needs and loving me unconditionally.

And of course, Gloman. For not picking me up when I don't want to be picked up, for our conversations about life and love, and for choosing me and bringing me home to my girl.

with love, from Katie

(... stupid pilgrim costume)


  1. Thank you for sharing, Katie. Happy Thanksgiving.

  2. Giggle Giggle....We are ever so thankful that our humans are the laziest humans on earth cuz we don't have to wear clothes or nutt'n else when it comes to Thanksgiving Dinner. The only rule is don't go for the last olive cuz you just might get stabbed.

    Have a great one...Purrz

  3. Happy Thanksgiving, Katie! And another thing you can be grateful for is that the costume is only a virtual one, and your human did not try to shove you into a real one!

  4. oh katie that is a great list! meow katie you are just too adoreable!

  5. I think your list of things to be thankful for is just perfect. Happy Thanksgiving!


  6. Happy Thanksgiving to yoo all. We hope the year ahead is healthy, wealthy and very happy.

  7. Happy Thanksgiving to you all! We celebrated ours in October, so we keep hoping someone will send us some leftover turkey.... :-)

  8. Giggle - you've made my day dear friend. Happy Thanksgiving.

  9. Happy Thanksgiving Katie! Hope you get lots of turkey and treats today. It's the least they can do after dressing you up in the virtual pilgrim outfit.

  10. Happy Thanksgiving to you, Glogirly and Gloman, Katie!! We know you would never intentionally dress like a pilgrim.

  11. A sweet, cute post!...Happy Thanksgiving precious friend; we hope your family enjoy a lovely day together…kisses, beautiful girl…Calle, Halle, Sukki

  12. HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL OF YOU!!! Thanks for including Petie's cute pink nose in your post :) We are thankful to know you alL!

  13. Happy Thanksgiving! Those are all great things to be thankful for!

    The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

  14. Katie, we're happy to be your pal, your posts never fail to make us smile.

    btw, nice shoes with your outfit!

  15. Those are some very wonderful things to be thankful for. We wish you a very happy Thanksgiving!

  16. Love the post and especially the photos! So much to be thankful for that is for sure. Sending best wishes to you and your family across the miles as you celebrate Thanksgiving Day!

  17. What a nice and thankful post
    Happee Thanksgiving
    Benny & Lily

  18. Great list of things to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving!

  19. Hahahahahaha! Those are good (and very funny) things to be happy for.

    Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!


    prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs and tail wags,
    Zeke, Sushi and Tiger Lily

  20. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!!

    Oh and your acting skills are amazing.

  21. This was a great post Katie!
    Hope your Thanksgiving was a great one!

  22. I added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit mine and become a follower if you want to.

    God Bless You :-)


  23. Those are wonderful things to be thankful for. As for alla' us - we is glad that our momma tooked us out of the shelter so we could have a FURever home wif plenty of food an' warm places to snooze an' lotsa' good noms an' oodles of love.

  24. May I just say...nice outfit Katie! (I'z sure you'll figure out a way to repay your Human for that one, huh?) I hope you did gets some turkey for that, for starters. And I don't thinks we should have Maine Coons carve our turkeys for us...those big paws can cause problems.

  25. MOL, i likes your pilgrim costume! verreh good list of thankfuls, dear.

  26.'s almost Christmas!
    How are the preparations going at The Townhouse? And great parties for Glogirly to strut her stuff at this year?

  27. Greetings at Christmas to yoo all ~ may you have friends at your fire, blessings in your home, and joy in your heart. Merry Christmas dear friends.

  28. Happiest of Holiday Wishes to all of you!!

    Fin & Meg

  29. Are you OK at your place? I worry when I don't hear from you.
    Sending you holiday cheers from across the miles and wishing you a fun holiday filled with love and laughter.

  30. Hope you had a great thanksgiving holiday! The books sure is interesting!


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